Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty federal bankruptcy fraud

Abby Lee Miller pleads guilty federal bankruptcy fraud.

Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty yesterday to federal bankruptcy fraud charges. Miller had been accused of trying to hide $775,000 in income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and sneaking cash into the U.S. from Australia in her group’s luggage to avoid reporting the money. Miller’s lawyers asked for a maximum sentence of […]

The $100,000 Pyramid premiere leads ABC to win Sunday night ratings

Michael Strahan

“Sunday Fun and Games” opened big for ABC. With a repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos leading into the game show premieres, the network won the night in Total Viewers (6.6 million) and A18-49 (1.3/5). ABC’s premieres of $100,000 Pyramid (1.7/5), Celebrity Family Feud (1.5/6) and Match Game (1.5/5) ranked as the Top 3 broadcasts […]

Les Moonves all smiles over Upfront

Les Moonves all smiles about Uprfont

Upfront selling is going “phenomenally well,” said CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves at the Cannes Lions event last week. “We had a rough year a year ago at the upfront and that’s because people were confused about digital.” What a difference a year makes. “We’ve figured out the combination of television and digital is […]

Anthony Anderson travels for the Queen

Anthony Anderson travels for the Queen

Anthony Anderson (black-ish) will appear on an episode of new Travel Channel series The Best Place to Be, produced by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere at Flavor Unit. Anderson’s segment was taped in Barcelona. His assessment of the experience? “I WILL be back!” said Anderson.

Maya Rudolph on Documentary Now? Makes a lot of Sense

Maya Rudoph on Documenrary Now? Makes a lot of Sense

Maya Rudolph will co-star in a music-centric episode of IFC’s Documentary Now! season 2. In the episode “Test Pattern,” Rudolph joins series regulars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader as they perform one of the greatest concerts that never really happened. The ep is inspired by groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads concert documentary, Stop Making Sense. Airdate […]

Colbert going live for the conventions

Springsteen and Schumer are among those celebrating year’s highlights with Colbert (Michele Crowe)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will broadcast two weeks of live shows during the political conventions, from July 18-21 during the Republican convention in Cleveland, and from July 25-28 as the the Democratic event unfolds in Philadelphia. Colbert will host from NYC, where his guests will react to the day’s events. The CBS late […]

Freeform greenlights Bachelor spin-off

Freeform greenlights The Bachelor spin-off

Freeform greenlit a spin-off of The Bachelor, starring Bachelor Ben Higgins and new fiancee Lauren Bushnell, slated for October. Docu-series optimistically titled Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After, produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, will follow the couple as they prepare to walk down the aisle. There’s a built-in audience: The […]

BET launches new streaming service

BET launches new streaming service

Viacom is launching BET Play, a standalone online service that won’t stream the network live but will allow subscribers across the globe to watch live events such as this week’s BET Awards and shows on demand online. It will be found in 100 countries for $3.99 a month (or the local equivalent). Those in markets […]

CBS fall premiere dates announced

CBS fall premiere dates announced (David Giesbrecht)

CBS’s fall 2016-2017 season premieres stretch out over six weeks, kicking off with Thursday Night Football on September 15. Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory launches Monday, September 19 at 8p, moving to Thursdays at 8p on October 27. Kevin Can Wait, which makes its series debut on Monday, September 19 at 8:30p following […]